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    Fixed ramp

    I'm wondering if anyone has tried another coating other than carpet. I'm thinking plastic of some sort over the 2X10 ends. The RXP and 15F we now have are heavy with lots of drag-we need to wet the carpet for launch and retreval. I'm thinking a 45 degree bevel at the wood and 1/2 inch thick plastic strip 1.5 wide attached using counter sunk screws or maybe some sort of PVC pipe cut in half drilled through the side with long bolts to keep it from sliding on the 2X10 end. The 1/2 inch plastic sheet could ripped on a table saw into strips. Maybe there is an easier way that some of you guys have perfected?



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    http://www.surfixinc.com/surfix_trailer_bunkslides.html

    Here is one example of bunk slides I have used. There are several companies that bunkslides that would make launch much easier for you. Overtons and ebay and others have some as well.

    ebay item #150332729307

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    for that long of a pull I wold come up with a rolling carriage to ride on the 2x10's

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    For the long slow pull we have a winch but usually hook the rope to the car hitch ball and pull it up. I'm trying to keep it easy and it looks like I could maybe rip the 54" bunk caps in the web link into 2-3 strips rather than buying a full sheet of plastic or buy the narrow ones!. Much easier to man handle.

    thanks for the link, and I'm still open to more ideas but that link looks like "the cats' meow"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotortiller View Post
    I'm wondering if anyone has tried another coating other than carpet...
    What about using some rollers along the length?

    You might be able to use a fairly wide spacing between the rollers after the first few feet up from the water.

    Rollers don't grind accumulated dirt and grit into the hull like an exposed sliding surface does.

    Rollers are easy to keep lubricated. Liquid Rollers gets expensive when you have to keep re-applying it over time.


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    or to keep it cheap buy some used skate boards

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    honestly a good cart seems like it would pull up the same way in that terrain???
    ps this cart is huge the pic's make it look smaller
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhoad View Post
    http://www.surfixinc.com/surfix_trailer_bunkslides.html

    Here is one example of bunk slides I have used. There are several companies that bunkslides that would make launch much easier for you. Overtons and ebay and others have some as well.

    ebay item #150332729307
    Good call on this product this is the best I have used ! Lee

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    My Ramp! Done with sufix bunk slides! Lee
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